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New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
Instrument broken over Hortensio's head in "The Taming of the Shrew"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 21 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Robyn Weintraub notes:
This puzzle went through not one, but two rounds of revisions. The first time I needed to get rid of a bunch of unimpressive fill in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A month ago, Robyn became the first woman to make the finals puzzle for the ACPT. And it was a beaut! She's got such an excellent ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times5/11/19 ( No. 25,386 )
Across
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Great Texas hold 'em hand, informally : TRIPS
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Average : SOSO
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It has spinoffs set in New Orleans and Los Angeles : NCIS
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Title character in a 2006 mockumentary : BORAT
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Menace following Captain Hook around, for short : CROC
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Grave matter : BONE
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Car owner's manual? : STICKSHIFT
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Broadway character who sings "Shall We Dance?" while she dances : ANNA
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One might get stuck in an office : POSTITNOTE
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Emergency contact form abbreviation : TEL
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Field of study for TV physicist Sheldon Cooper : STRINGTHEORY
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Something enjoyed during elevenses : TEA
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Abstract unit of exchange : TAT
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Review the highlights of : SUMUP
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Like a wide load : OVERSIZED
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Revealed : BARED
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Artist given the 1958 Guggenheim International Award : MIRO
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Neighbor of 5-Down : NEVIS
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Noncommittal response : IMAY
40
Glitzy embellishment : BLING
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Rough finish : LASTPLACE
44
Gal in a superhero movie : GADOT
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___ qué : POR
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Walker, briefly : PED
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Unlucky phrase to end on : HELOVESMENOT
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"Star Wars" nickname : ANI
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Stuffed shirts? : SCARECROWS
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Not get some Z's, say? : LISP
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"Hmm ..." : LETSSEENOW
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Instrument broken over Hortensio's head in "The Taming of the Shrew" : LUTE
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Status quo ___ : ANTE
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Parts of pelvises : SACRA
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Italian pronoun : ESSA
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Quinoa, e.g. : SEED
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Soak : STEEP
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Rx dose: Abbr. : TBSP
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Picture section in old newspapers : ROTO
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Greek goddess of the rainbow : IRIS
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Bargains : PACTS
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Neighbor of 37-Across : STKITTS
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Veal dish : SCHNITZEL
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Constellation that includes Bellatrix : ORION
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Giraffe's sound? : SOFTG
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Sets of black or white pawns, e.g. : OCTETS
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Court org. : NBA
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Two-dimensional rendering of three-dimensional terrain : CONTOURMAP
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Ataraxia : INNERPEACE
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Brand for the rest of the people? : SEALY
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Variation : STRAIN
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Likely spot for a layover : HUB
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Message on a tablet, say : EMAIL
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Setting for the very end of "Aida" : TOMB
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Enemy who's difficult to outsmart : EVILGENIUS
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Some swingers : AERIALISTS
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Repetitive movement in a sonata : RONDO
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Children's author Ibbotson : EVA
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Went in all different directions : DISPERSED
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Not natural : DYED
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Jeweler's cache : STONES
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URL ending : GOV
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Set of steps : PROCESS
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Sights at charging stations : TESLAS
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Berry featured in cosmetics ads : HALLE
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Conspicuous thing to make : SCENE
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Lacking luster : MATTE
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Bonbon, e.g. : TREAT
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"Time was ..." : ONCE
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Exhausted, with "out" : WORE
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Give and take, say : SWAP
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Cause of storybook insomnia : PEA

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